The lines between movies and TV continue to blur, and while TV may be the best medium for telling extended stories, the best way to promote those stories can be with a movie-style trailer. So here’s the long trailer for Fox’s Almost Human, which stars Karl Urban as a growling human cop who isn’t so thrilled to be saddled with a very lifelike synthetic partner, played by Michael Ealy. The show is executive produced by J.J. Abrams and Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman, and also features Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook, and Minka Kelly. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
You’ve seen the ads and trailers for the soon-to-premiere show Almost Human, in which Karl Urban plays a grumbly detective who is partnered with a very lifelike synthetic officer played by Michael Ealy. The two don’t have an easy go of it at first, but you can bet that the series will evolve to a point where the two unlikely allies enjoy a good buddy-buddy repartee.
It’ll be a while before we see how that works out, but now you can watch the first eight minutes of the show. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 by Russ Fischer
The J.J. Abrams television machine keeps working, and its latest project is Almost Human, which is already being billed as a Ro-Bromance. See, the show is kind of like the old Alien Nation conceit, where a grumpy human cop was paired with an alien detective.
But in this case, it’s a grumpy human back from the force after being wounded (Karl Urban plays him) paired with a very human-like “synthetic” partner (well played by Michael Ealy). The Urban’s cop doesn’t really like his partner at first — part of his recovery from being wounded includes his own synthetic body parts, which he’s not psyched about — and the pilot traces their first uneasy days together, and naturally suggests ways they might be able to get along.
The show’s debut has been pushed to mid-November, and we’ve got a full trailer which you can see below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
I like this trailer for Almost Human, a sci-fi horror story that will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September, but I’m going to have to watch it a few times before I can look at the story without seeing it as a reflection of the great, weird Xtro from 1983. (There’s also some of Carpenter’s The Thing in here.)
That said, this is a solid trailer that promises a no-frills horror exercise with a good otherworldly leaning. There’s clearly a current of ’80s sci-fi/horror running through this one — just check out the poster below. But there could be some unique twists and ideas in here, too. Check out the trailer below. It’s definitely not safe for work, thanks to some blood and gore. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
Guessing how a TV show will turn out before the first episode even airs is a fool’s errand. Even so, some pilots boast premises or talents so promising we can’t help but be intrigued, and one we’ve been particularly curious about is Fox’s J.H. Wyman-created, J.J. Abrams-produced Almost Human.
Set several decades into the future, the sci-fi drama centers around human cop John Kennex (Karl Urban) and the humanoid android partner, Dorian (Michael Ealy), who’s assigned to him. Russ and I were able to catch a version of the pilot, and you can hit the jump to see our reaction.
Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Briefly: J.J. Abrams might not be coming to Comic-Con 2013, but his new TV show is. It’s called Almost Human and stars Karl Urban (Dredd, Star Trek) as an inhabitant of a futuristic world where police officers are partnered with androids. It’ll be on Fox in the Fall. Check out the first poster below. Read More »